Discussion in 'General Topics' started by TurdBird, Apr 30, 2012.
Reached the highest I have ever been today. FL500.
How about you?
Well, considering the type of aircraft I fly, perhaps we should talk about how low I've been.
And considering all of my time is in normally aspirated recips, 15,000 is the highest I've been. Weaksauce.
FL 450 twice, in a Lear 55. One of these days I'll get higher.
FL280 in an airplane that I was at the controls of.
I am ashamed to say 13000.
(Could be higher if it were not for that awesome 1500 ATP Rule)
FL450 in an empty 747-400 to clear some weather momentarily over Indonesia . Got 601 knots on Saturday northeastbound over Boston at FL330 which may have been my personal groundspeed record but I haven't really been keeping track. That was Mach .83 with a 120 knot tailwind IIRC, so still a low cost index cruise.
FL450, havent flown anything yet with a higher ceiling.
FL 250 in a Cirrus, FL 240 in a 206, FL 260 in a King Air
Ok seriously, somewhere in the 40's, though I've probably been higher while passed out with booze in hand on a transcontinental airline flight.
I've been at FL450 in the Gulfstream II with work once. I would be interested to hear everybody's highest they have gotten in a 172. Mine is 10,500.
FL230 in a King Air
I hit 510 in a J3 on FSX. awesome sauce FTW.
I think i made it up to 15000 in a 172 once, but im not sure, because I didnt have any oxygen. Things got a little foggy.
While you were inverted, descending, and checking your email?
Those A-10s are amazing like that....
FL430 in a Lear 31A trying to stretch the fuel as far as possible.
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